Course Eight

A New Power

How to Be Filled With The Holy Spirit

 

KEY VERSE: - Ephesians 5:18

 

Coming to Christ is the greatest event one can ever experience. The Holy Spirit brings a person to Christ and continues to work with that person. However after conversion, the believer often experiences defeat and fruitlessness. The Holy Spirit brings a person toChrist, but that does not mean that the Holy Spirit has all of the believer. It is possible for the believer to be filled with the Holy Spirit and walk in spiritual power.

 

IN WHAT WAY DO I EXPERIENCE SPIRITUAL DEFEAT?

 

The New Testament refers to the Holy Spirit nearly 300 times. "Power" is the one word which is continually associated with the Holy Spirit. The process of being filled and controlled by God's Spirit could be explained like this:

 

What I give Him -- He takes

            What He takes -- He cleanses

                        What He cleanses -- He fills with His Spirit

                                    What He fills -- He anoints with His power

                                                 He uses effectively!

 

In this lesson we will study how the Holy Spirit works in our lives.

 

I. BEFORE CONVERSION.

 

1.         John 16:8 teaches us that the Holy Spirit...

 

            ______________________________

 

2.         According to John 16:13-15, the Holy Spirit...

 

            ______________________________

 

 

II. WHEN ONE BECOMES A CHRISTIAN.

 

1.         What does John 6:63 say the Holy Spirit does?

 

            ______________________________

 

2.         How does the Holy Spirit give assurance of salvation? Romans 8:16

 

            ______________________________

 

III. AFTER ONE IS BORN AGAIN.

 

1.         Ephesians 4:30 tells us not to

 

            ______________________________

 

2.         Ephesians 5:18 commands us to

 

            ______________________________

 

IV. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS POWER.

 

Without the Holy Spirit we are like a:

            Car without gas

            A balloon without air

 

We can never begin to accomplish our mission in life if we do not know and cooperate with the Holy Spirit

 

KEY VERSE:  1 Corinthians 6:19-20

 

When the Holy Spirit lives within you, all the resources and power that you need to stop feeling inferior and become an important person are inside of you:

 All the resources to overcome hate with love are in you

All the power to be released and set free is within you.

 

V. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERSON

God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

However, the person of the Holy Spirit is so much more than we presently know:

 

  •             Teacher
  •             Convictor
  •             Cleanser
  •             Helper
  •             Commander
  •             Enabler
  •             Creator
  •             Guide
  •             Comforter
  •             Interceder
  •             Miracle Worker
  •             Gentlemen
  •             Bringer of Wisdom
  •             Motivator

 

VI. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A GIFT

 

KEY VERSE:  John 14:18; Luke 11:13

 

QUESTION: 

Why is the Holy Spirit the choice gift?

 

ANSWER:

Because when we have the Holy Spirit all the resources of God become available to us.

 

VII. HOW TO TAP INTO THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

KEY VERSE:  Acts 8:14-20

 

THE PARALLEL PRINCIPLE

 

The Holy Spirit is like a power line.  When you get your life lined up parallel to God’s will for your life, the power begins to be transferred into and through your life...

 

  •             The power to love without limit
  •             The power to fulfill our clear-cut vision
  •             The power to live clean in an unclean world
  •             The power to create God’s world where we live
  •             The power to achieve great things for God
  •             The power to do “greater things than these


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